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GREATER CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers are searching for the best dancers and most enthusiastic entertainers in Northeast Ohio to perform at all Cavaliers home games during the 2006-07 season. Judges will travel to Cuyahoga Community College branches Aug. 18-20 looking for dancers to become members of the Scream Team. The talent search will take place at the following locations: Aug. 18 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Tri-C’s Metropolitan Campus; Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tri-C’s Western Campus; and Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tri-C’s Eastern Campus. Candidates must be 18 years old by Nov. 1 to participate. Scream Team members must have flexible schedules to accommodate rehearsals, more than 46 home games and various community and promotional appearances. Interested candidates are encouraged to preregister at www.cavs.com. Walk-ups will be accepted and are asked to arrive 30 minutes early to complete paperwork. A nonrefundable $10 application fee and photograph are required. Participants chosen from the talent search will be invited to a two-day training clinic that will provide detailed training and choreography for the final auditions Aug. 26-27. For more details, call (216) 420-2482.
WEST AKRON — Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens will continue its 2006 Wine Tasting Series Aug. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. with “Il Gusto Italiano del Vino: The Great Wines of Italy.” This wine tasting is sponsored by Papa Joe’s Restaurant, which is supplying the appetizers. Entertainment also will be offered. The cost per person is $35 ($28 for Stan Hywet members), and advanced ticketing is recommended. To purchase tickets, call (330) 315-3287 or visit www.stanhywet.org.
RICHFIELD — The Screen Door Art Show will take place Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Aug. 20 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall in Richfield. Recent work of Richfield artists will be on sale, with 10 percent of the proceeds donated to the Richfield Historical Society. Selected works of photography by Robert Stone will be featured for the first time. The 100th birthday of Viktor Schreckengost will be acknowledged by a display of paintings done by his colleagues from the Cleveland School of Art. This collection is for display only. A rendering painted by watercolorist Marc Moon, who conducted outdoor demonstrations at the Danish Smorgasboard in the 1960s and ’70s, will be on display in memory of his recent death. Also on display will be a photo of one of Otto Bacher’s students under her parasol, sketching an inn. Bacher taught in Richfield in the 1880s. The photo was possibly taken by early Richfield photographer Caleb Damon. AKRON — “Celebrating a Community on the Rise at the Lake” is the theme for the Summit Lake Community Day Parade and Festival Aug. 19 in and around the Summit Lake Community Center, 380 W. Crosier St. The parade will step off at noon from the parking lot at 1056 S. Main St., travel down Main Street to Miller Avenue to Lakewood Avenue, ending at the center. The festival will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. at the center and feature fun events for families and children. For more information, call Michael Starks at (330) 374-5570.
DOWNTOWN AKRON — The Akron Aeros and the Humane Society of Greater Akron (HSGA) will present the fourth annual Pet Day at Canal Park Aug. 20. Five hundred animals are expected to be in attendance as the Akron Aeros take on the Bowie Baysox. Pet-related exhibits and activities will be available before, during and after the game. The festivities will begin with Dick Goddard singing the national anthem and leading a pregame pet parade onto the field. After the game, attendees can have their picture taken with Aeros mascot Orbit at home plate. The game begins at 2:05 p.m., and gates open at 1:05 p.m. All pets must be well-behaved, on a leash and require a ticket. Pet owners must sign a waiver prior to entering Canal Park and must take responsibility for their pets. Discounted tickets for $7 for people and $4 for pets are available through the HSGA and must be purchased in advance. A portion of pre-event ticket sales will benefit the HSGA. Contact the HSGA at (330) 657-2010 or visit www.summithumane.org for ticket information. CLEVELAND — The Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS) is presenting a special lecture series highlighting Cleveland’s baseball history. Visitors will hear behind-the-scenes stories and ancedotes and get the inside scoop from speakers who have been deeply involved with the franchise for decades. Lectures will take place Aug. 23 and 30 at 7 p.m. at WRHS headquarters at 10825 East Blvd. in the University Circle area. Les Levine, host of “More Sports and Les Levine” and co-host of “Fox Sports Cleveland Rants,” will speak Aug. 23, and Terry Pluto, author and columnist for the Akron Beacon Journal, will speak Aug. 30. Advance tickets are $5 per session and can be ordered by calling (216) 721-5722. Admission the evening of each presentation is $7.50.
HUDSON — The sidewalks of First & Main shopping district and historic Main Street in downtown Hudson will become a canvas for young artists Aug. 24. Children ages 5-14 are invited to participate in the Chalk Walk for Young Artists beginning at 10 a.m. Children will receive a bag of multi-colored sidewalk chalk and be assigned a piece of the pavement. Artwork will be judged and a winner awarded in each of three age groups: 5-7, 8-11 and 12-14. Winners will receive a $50 First & Main gift card and other prizes. For more information, call Gretchen Filon at (330) 653-9530. In the event of rain, the event will take place Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. WEST AKRON — Temple Israel, 133 Merriman Road, will host the first annual Jewish Festival Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Traditional Jewish foods such as knishes, kugels, stuffed cabbage rolls and matzah balls will be available as well as traditional Jewish music. Crafts, artwork and children’s activities also will be a part of the festivities. The event is free and open to the public. For details, call the temple at (330) 762-8617.
BATH — Hale Farm & Village and the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) will host an Antique Automobile Show Aug. 27 at Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Drive. Judging will begin at 11 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Northern Chapter of the Ohio Region of the AACA. It will cost $12 to preregister a car or $15 the day of the show. The profits will go to local charities. Three trophies will be awarded per class, and trophies for Best of Show, People’s Choice and Children’s Choice also will be awarded. The cost for adult spectators is $5. For details, call Morrie at (216) 595-1930 or Rich at (330) 659-4637, or e-mail bradley36 @sbcglobal.net.